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    Combating Sex Trafficking of Children and Teens

    April 9, 2021

    During Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month, Linda Williams, Ph.D., addresses one of the lesser publicly understood issues in this area — the pressing problem of commercial sexual exploitation of children.

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    Crisis and Opportunity: Building a Better Child Care System

    March 24, 2021

    Panelists addressed the Biden-Harris administration's approach to child care policy during this virtual Social Change Dialogue.

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    On Equal Pay Day, Researching Policies for a Gender Equitable Future

    March 24, 2021

    As we pursue research that shows us which policies can help close the gender pay gap, we advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing.

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    Women’s Review of Books

    March/April 2021

    The latest edition of Women’s Review of Books has arrived! This edition reflects on race and feminism throughout history, celebrates lesbian photographer JEB, and even includes a little Greek Mythology.

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    New Research Explores Social Media and Adolescent Body Image

    February 2021

    A recently published journal article explores social media’s role in influencing adolescents' attitudes toward body image.

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Recommendations for U.S. Policymakers: Skilled Immigration Policy

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Sari Pekkela Kerr, Ph.D, senior research scientist/economist, Wellesley Centers for Women

U.S. Is Lagging Behind in Skilled Immigration Policy

Research demonstrates highly positive impacts of skilled immigration resulting in countries competing globally for talent. Although many countries are continuously introducing new policies to attract more skilled workers, the U.S. immigration policy is in a gridlock with little progress.

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Recommendations for U.S. Policymakers: Paid Family Leave

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Sari Pekkela Kerr, Ph.D, senior research scientist/economist, Wellesley Centers for Women

U.S. Does Not Have Paid (Federal) Family Leave

Although research shows clear benefits of family leave, the U.S. remains the only developed country that does not offer paid family leave for its workers. This hampers women’s work efforts and endangers the wellbeing of children.

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Commentary with Laura Pappano: Olympics Are Gold for Women Athletes

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The Olympics may be—on the surface—about international goodwill, but they are more baldly about political competition. They also offer a report card on gender equity progress. One could credit the rise of women’s athletics in the U.S., not to the passage of Title IX in 1972, but to the Cold War realization that the medal gap between the U.S. and the Soviet Union was essentially the difference in women’s participation.

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Q&A with Erin Johnson, Ph.D.

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Wellesley Centers for Women Welcomes Two New Research Scientists

Research Scientist Erin Johnson is a microeconomist who studies questions in health care such as how physicians respond to financial incentives when making treatment decisions. In addition to measuring impacts of various factors on treatment, her work is interested in the resultant impacts on patient health, which she measures using patient diagnoses and other health indicators. Some of her current work examines how the physician-patient relationship affects treatment.

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The Women's Sports Leadership Project

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Jean Baker Miller Training Institute

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Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative

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Dating Violence Prevention Program for Each Grade in Middle School

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Dating Violence Prevention Programs in Public Middle Schools (Shifting Boundaries)

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